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Death Machine (1994)

After a mad genius inventor of killer robots and cyborgs at Chaank Armaments Corp. kills execs, he unleashes his ultimate death machine on the new cute CEO firing him.


Stephen Norrington
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Dourif ... Jack Dante
Ely Pouget ... Hayden Cale
William Hootkins ... John Carpenter
John Sharian ... Sam Raimi
Martin McDougall ... Yutani
Andreas Wisniewski ... Weyland
Richard Brake ... Scott Ridley
Alex Brooks Alex Brooks ... Sheriff Dickson
Stuart St. Paul ... Glitching Hardman
Jackie Sawiris Jackie Sawiris ... Waitress
Annemarie Lawless ... Screaming Demonstrator (as Anne Marie Zola)
Julie Cox Julie Cox ... Screaming Demonstrator
Kathleen Tessaro Kathleen Tessaro ... Reporter
Ronald Fernee Ronald Fernee ... Reporter
Lesley Lyon Lesley Lyon ... Reporter


Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent people. The genius behind this project is Jack who lives in a world of models, toys and magazines. When he is fired by Cale for killing a few corporate officers, he unleashes the ultimate killing machine called the 'Warbeast' against Cale and those who would help her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sci-fi terror and violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


The film's production budget was only around 500.000 British Pounds. See more »


When Carpenter walks through the glass doors and looks back behind him, two cameramen in blue jeans are reflected in the glass. See more »


[first lines]
John Carpenter: There he is, the ultimate soldier. No mercy, no pity, no fear.
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Crazy Credits

A short 'Death March' is played at the end of the uncut and director's cut versions, followed by a short electronic blip. This is not in the American cut. See more »

Alternate Versions

The longer version of the film is in Spanish, has a duration of 128 minutes. Uncensored and uncut 2.35:1. BMG Rights has them. See more »


References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

User Reviews

Greatest BMovie Ever!!!
11 September 2003 | by DeadmanWadeSee all my reviews

Death Machine is one of, if not THE greatest B movie of all time. Pacifist terrorists, killer robots, psychotic geniuses, this film has it all. If you enjoy really bad movies, then this should be top of your list to watch. Brad Dourif is on top form as the bad guy, and the rest of the cast struggle to keep up. The special effects budget seemed to stretch to some dodgy lighting effects and an abandoned warehouse. And the plot is a cross between robo-cop and your generic "people trapped in a building with a monster" story.

Overall, this film rules. Watch it now.

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Release Date:

26 May 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$267,986, 12 November 1995

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Director's Cut) | (Final Cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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